The summer heat continues with another loaded update of the latest and best in soulful house music - enjoy !!
Tri-Funk & Mike City "Give it away" (Remixes)(Double Cheese Records CD Promo)
Back in April, we were celebrating the stellar and truly eclectic "Give it away EP" by Sweden born and London based Tri-Funk (aka Oskar Lindh) and singer Mike City loaded with three soulful gems, now Double Cheese Records are about to release blazin' hot remixes by label head Luyo and afro-soul maestro Massimiliano Caporale who added their magical soulful touch to "Give it away" and "No strings", undeniably these re-imaginations take the songs to a whole new level.
Soulista "Jackpot love" (Double Cheese Records CD Promo)
Double Cheese Records introduce us to Italy's Soulista (Sebastiano Di Filippo) whose debut release "Jackpot love" is top-notch soulful house music, with a smooth yet intriguing organic backdrop leading the way for luscious keys, dreamy chords and the beautiful emotive vocals of Nicki Gonzales. The 'Love Mix' is an amazing alternate version giving the song a truly glamorous timeless feel.
Vanessa L Smith "Lavender smoke" (CyberJamz Records CD Promo)
Songstress Vanessa L Smith returns to Spirit of House with the hWah (Havard Kvangarsnes) produced "Lavender smoke", a phenomenal soulful jewel guaranteed to make you yearn for more through the gentle yet enthralling percussion enriched organic backing, luxurious keys, empyreal chords and the incomparable passionate vocals of Vanessa L Smith.
Trans of Life "Foi voce" (Doug Gomez Remix)(NiteGrooves Records CD Promo)
Back in 2009, NiteGrooves Records release the wonderful "Foi voce" by Japanese trio Trans of Life (aka Norifumi Togashi, Kazumi 'Sammy' Takahara and Yukio Kudo) featuring the sweet vocals of Yukiko Koga, now this gem returns in a verily blissful and seductive latin/samba influenced ten minute extravaganza by Doug Gomez guaranteed to cast a spell on you.
Hawa Power and Jimmy Clanfield "Sugar" (Merecumbe Recordings CD Promo)
Merecumbe Recordings continue to bring us nothing but the best in afro house music, with their latest offering "Sugar" by Hawa Power and Jimmy Clanfield being no exception. Doug Gomez magnificent interpretation is all about the gentle yet compelling afrocentric rhythms and the sumptuous keys and chords which harmonize perfect with Hawa Power's gorgeous sultry vocals. Not to forget to mention the uber cool Mixed Message Music mixes oozing with verily enticing galactical melodies and thrilling afro-deep rhythms.
Soulbridge featuring Ms Lil "Got me feeling free" (HSR Records CD Promo)
Italian DJ/producer Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) truly graces us with the glorious "Got me feeling free", a super soulful yet captivating production using a smooth yet relentlessly thumpin' organic backing as foundation for exquisite jazzed-up keys, delightful chords and the outstanding passionate vocals of Ms Lil that is by no means to be missed.
Demuir featuring Cynthia Amoah "Discover" (Yoruba Records CD Promo)
Toronto's very own Demuir makes his Yoruba Records debut with "Discover", a scintillating deep production featuring the unique tempting vocals of Cynthia Amoah alongside enchanting keys and a contaminous organic backdrop. On remix duty are Nick Holder who serves a hypnotic somewhat moody rework on a deeply groovin' tip, Karizma delivers a chunky truly mesmerizing late night workout, and last but not least N'Dinga Gaba contributes a gorgeous dreamy interpretation oozing with soothing melodies.
Luka featuring Jackie Queens "Liquid love" (We Go Deep CD Promo)
The lovers of the incredibly ingenious and sexy deep house sound of Anthony 'Luka' Kasirivu will rejoice once they hear his latest offering "Liquid love", a deeper than deep verily dazzling production oozing with the inimitable haunting vocals of Jackie Queens and inebriant melodies. The original is accompanied by a superb selection of eclectic remixes from the like of DJ Tipz, Keys Snow, Mizz-Dee, Kojo Akusa and Beyond Tone all injecting their distinctive deep/soulful touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.
Traxx Pick: Randy Peterson "Let's go" (Rhemi Music CD Promo)
Rhemi Music have a beauty in their hands with "Let's go" by Randy Peterson, an uplifting and lively truly mind-boggling soul/funk/latin flavored instrumental production bringing the summer heat straight to the dance floor through the infectious funked-up rhythms, grandiose jazzy keys and heavenly chords. Next to the original, the package includes an 'Alternate No Solo Mix' a fervid 'Dub Mix' giving the track an utterly hypnotizing stripped back feel.
Stevie Wonder "Go home" (RedSoul Remix)(CD Promo)
Back in 1985, Stevie Wonder hit the mark with "Go home" originally released on his "In square circle" album, fast forward to 2017 and we can enjoy a classy four-to-the-floor re-imagination of this gem by RedSoul which stays true and respectful to the original yet gives the song an exhilarating contemporary feel sure to keep your feet movin'.
Dr Packer "Different strokes" (Glitterbox Recordings Vinyl 12")
Ahead of a full-length album coming soon to Glitterbox Recordings, disco re-edit wizard Dr Packer presents four of his re-imaginations of soulful dance floor favorites on the tasty "Different strokes" vinyl EP (notably all are remakes of bona fide dance music classics): the MK produced and LaTrece performed "I want to thank you" (a cover of the Alicia Myers classic from 1981), Shuya Okina featuring Navasha Day "Still in love" (a cover of the Rose Royce classic from 1982), ATFC "Bad habits" (a cover of the Jenny Burton classic from 1985), and lastly Soul Rebel's "I'll be good" (a cover the Rene & Angela classic from 1985). Contemporary disco at its best...
Suraj & Max Doblhoff featuring Alai K "Bana bana" (MoBlack Records CD Promo)
MoBlack Records once again have been pulling out all the stops to bless us with an outstanding afro house package. "Bana bana" by Suraj Mandavia and Maximilian Doblhoff is simply mind-blowing and features the unique vocals of Alai K, lovely flute and lush keys over an utterly spell binding organic backdrop. Next to the original you'll find an excellent selection of truly eclectic and ingenious re-imaginations by Djeff Afrozila, MoBlack, Armonica and C Minor.